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  • SYDNEY, Feb 25- Asian share markets looked set for a bounce on Tuesday as Wall Street sped to historic highs amid more mergers buzz, while gold and oil prices extended their recent rallies. The upbeat mood among investors in the United States and Europe might help calm nerves about China after talk of credit tightening knocked property shares there on Monday.

  • *S&P 500 sets intraday record in broad U.S. equity rally; German sentiment helps. NEW YORK, Feb 24- Stocks on Wall Street surged to an all-time high on Monday on optimism over merger activity that also lifted global equity markets, while crude oil prices rose, helped by expectations of revived growth in the demand for oil.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Stocks on Wall Street surged to an all-time high on Monday, helping to lift global equities markets on optimism over merger activity, while crude oil prices rose on expectations of revived growth in the demand for oil.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a new company with combined revenue of more than $2 billion. TriQuint shareholders will receive 1.675 shares of the combined company for every share held.

  • Feb 21- Satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp reported a 38 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit on Friday and the company's chairman said he saw "nothing good" for competitors if U.S. regulators approve the merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- If U.S. antitrust enforcers decide to challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, it may be because of an idea with a funny-sounding name that has been gaining currency in government offices.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- Dish Networks Inc Chairman Charlie Ergen said the proposed merger between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc will cause a "seismic shift" in the media business and his company is considering how to respond. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable operator, said on Feb. 13 it had agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal for $45.2 billion.

  • Facebook+WhatsApp, a bold move in mobile war: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Facebook's $16 billion purchase of WhatsApp launches an audacious salvo in the new war for time spent on mobile devices, tech analyst Richard Greenfield tells CNBC.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 20- Shares in German travel group TUI AG dropped 5 percent on Thursday following the sale of a 15.7 percent stake by its second-largest shareholder, John Fredriksen, who had been pushing for a merger with London- listed TUI Travel.

  • Reading into Facebook-WhatsApp deal     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Calling the deal "massively overpaid", Rob Enderle, President & Principal Analyst, Enderle Group, says Facebook's purchase of mobile messaging firm WhatsApp is a sign of desperation to retain users.

  • *Deal would mean big payday for Zale shareholder Golden Gate Capital. Feb 19- Signet Jewelers Ltd is buying smaller rival Zale Corp for about $690 million, an acquisition it said would strengthen its place in the U.S. jewelry sector and let it tap new markets. The price of $21 per share is a 41 percent premium over Zale's close on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

  • *Forest Labs shares soar; Actavis agrees to buy company. NEW YORK, Feb 18- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose on Tuesday, following Wall Street's biggest weekly gain of the year, as merger activity increased confidence that there is value in the stock market even as the benchmark index nears a record high.

  • *Forest Labs shares jump, Actavis to purchase. NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stocks edged up on Tuesday, following Wall Street's biggest gain of the year, as merger activity boosted confidence there is still value in the market even as the S&P 500 nears a record high.

  • Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • What Comcast, TWC deal means for consumers Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    A Comcast Corp. field service technician, arrives to install cable service at a residence in Reading, Pennsylvania.

    Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be good news for sports fans; less so for budget-conscious subscribers.

  • Consumer advocacy group rejects Comcast deal     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is raising some red flags for consumers.

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